The Week That Was

August 12, 2007

Support for beating victim

Family, friends and city officials gathered at 24 bars to help raise money and awareness after the beating of Zach Sowers, who remains in a coma.

Got a right to hear the blues

Over 10,000 fans flocked to Sandy Point State Park to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.

State feels credit crunch

Maryland lost hundreds of jobs as a major mortgage lender filed for bankruptcy and other lenders are pulling back, thanks to a drop in the housing boom.

Goats shown the gate

Two Essex homeowners are told they must get rid of their pet goats because their backyard is too small under zoning rules for livestock.

S. Baltimore towers blocked

Mayor Sheila Dixon blocked a plan to build two more waterfront towers at HarborView in South Baltimore.

Gambrills dump site fined

The state's environmental agency has fined the operator of a coal ash dump site and ordered the cleanup of contaminated water detected in Anne Arundel County.

Are bridges heading for a fall?

City and CSX officials have come to an agreement to make improvements at five that are labeled "deficient."

Street vendors lose stable

Baltimore officials condemned the stable used by the city's "Arabbers," but a day later assured them that it would find suitable housing for their 50 ponies.

GOP finances are hurting

The state Republican Party is having financial problems, with major donations drying up since the party lost the governor's mansion.

Ranks of unsold homes swell

The backlog of available homes hit record levels in July as home prices in the region flattened compared with the same time last year.

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